NFLPA appeals Goodell's lack of leniency in Pacman case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The NFL Players Association is appealing commissioner Roger Goodell's decision not to reduce the season-long suspension of Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones.
The union wants a hearing as soon as possible.
In a statement posted on its Web site, the union said it appealed Goodell's decision in a letter dated Nov. 8 -- two days after the commissioner notified Jones that the cornerback must serve out the entire suspension handed down originally in April.
The union said Goodell met with Jones, his representatives and an attorney from the NFLPA on Nov. 2 to consider leniency. The statement concludes with saying a hearing will be held in New York "within the next several weeks."
Goodell met with Jones two weeks earlier than he originally offered to.
Since being suspended in April, Jones was arrested in June on two felony charges stemming from a Feb. 19 fight at a Las Vegas strip club that led to a triple shooting outside that left one man paralyzed. Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted with the sixth pick overall in April 2005.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
NFL'S ZERO TOLERANCE
Roger Goodell is cracking down on the player misconduct that's plagued his term as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee's Adam "Pacman" Jones (right) for the 2007 season and Cincinnati's Chris Henry and Tank Johnson (left) for eight games. Henry and Johnson have since been reinstated after serving their penalties.
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